An award-winning North East energy specialist is celebrating its third birthday by expanding its team.
Advanced Renewable Power (ARP), which won the Low Carbon, Corporate Responsibility & Environment Award at The Journal’s 2014 North East Business Awards, has taken on sector Jonathan Walker as project manager, boosting its core workforce to seven.
Walker was recruited in response to a tide of business growth across the region and he will further develop niche areas of design, supply, installation and commissioning of renewable energy systems for businesses, commercial premises and the home.
He said: “ARP is ambitious and its success is rooted firmly in a desire to promote renewable energy to benefit the environment. It is this ethos of commitment that attracted me to ARP and it is the same commitment that will drive the company on.
“Renewable energy is a very exciting sector because there are so many possibilities. I’m with a great company to explore each and every avenue.”
ARP recently became the latest member of the Country Landowners’ Association, which is committed to protecting the countryside environment.
And last weekend it held an information day at its offices within the £4.5m One Trinity Green business centre in Eldon Street, South Shields, for homeowners and businesses on the ways that green technology can save them money while protecting the environment.
Technical director Mark Dunville, who co-founded ARP in 2011, said: “It is important that we break down barriers that are preventing some from benefiting from renewable energy.
“Many people have yet to fully explore exactly what solar power and other renewable sources can bring them and how much money they can make on their energy bills.
“Solar panels can bring quite drastic savings. People know the theory but don’t necessarily know how to take that first step towards it.
“We have a young, passionate team motivated by a desire to advance renewable energy to benefit the environment.”